Mr. Chud has decades of experience helping companies across a wide range of industries resolve their most important disputes. His current practice focuses heavily on insurance claims counseling and dispute resolution with particular emphasis on business-interruption insurance, bad faith insurance claims, and significant coverage disputes.
Examples of the types of matters in which Mr. Chud has represented clients include the following:
- A major cement manufacturer in litigation alleging that the company’s actions caused $100 billion in damage from flooding during Hurricane Katrina
- Multiple entities in connection with significant insurance-coverage disputes arising out of asbestos personal injury claims
- Multiple entities in connection with alleged bad faith claim handling practices
- Decades-long representation of a health insurer to ensure compliance with health insurance regulations in every state
- A product manufacturer in an international arbitration related to the sale of custom-designed technical products
- Multiple suits against a health insurer for alleged fraud and breach of contract concerning cessation of sales of health insurance policies
- A national mortgage lender against claims concerning alleged failure to make proper disclosures in connection with residential loans
- Multiple suits against a life insurer concerning management of retained-asset accounts
- A national religious organization in nationwide disputes concerning control of real property
- A real estate developer in litigation commenced by a municipal entity arising out of a significant proposed development project
- A hotel owner in connection with a dispute over the air-rights lease related to a major development project
- Decade-long service as outside general counsel to an educational nonprofit institution, including work on contracts, intellectual property, employment, and corporate governance issues
- Many clients in post-closing and other commercial contract disputes
Mr. Chud has litigated many significant cases on a pro bono basis. This includes landmark cases concerning the rights of deaf inmates and inmates’ rights to adequate security procedures. It also includes representing multiple tenants who were the subject of housing discrimination, including a recent jury trial victory in District of Columbia federal court.
Mr. Chud serves on the board of trustees of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Lawyers’ Committee, and on the board of directors of the Council for Court Excellence. He is a graduate of the D.C. Bar’s John Payton Leadership Academy. He is also a shareholder of the Library Company of Philadelphia.